Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics

The Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics explores the conditions for ethical behavior in a globalized and pluralistic world. In this sense, our research is dedicated to the socio-economic order framework and the institutional environment in which individuals interact. This includes the analysis of incentives, as well as the examination of ethical categories which fit into our contemporary world. The goal of our research is to develop institutional design recommendations and give orientation to actors in business, politics and society who face ethical challenges.



Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the International Telecommunications Union

On 21.01.2020 Prof. Lütge gave a lecture on the ethics of AI at the ITU Workshop on Explainable AI of the new Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD). The International Telecommunications Union is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Further information about the workshop and the focus group can be found here.

Interview of Prof. Lütge in "Die Zeit"

We would like to draw your attention to the following interview of Prof. Lütge with the German newspaper "Die Zeit". You can find the link here.


Interview of Prof. Lütge in the Porsche Engineering Magazin

We would like to draw your attention to the following interview by Prof. Lütge in the Porsche Engineering Magazine on the subject of "Conscience of Artificial Intelligence". You can find the link here.


Tyto 100 Tech List Germany

Prof. Lütge was included by Tyto in the list of the 100 most influential German influencers in the field of tech and was ranked as the one of the most prominent AI influencers (No. 3). It is the first purely data-driven ranking that measures the social, online and offline presence and reach of academics, entrepreneurs, politicians and technology experts.

More information can be found here.


Forthcoming Publication

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication:

Lütge, Christoph; Lütge, Christiane; Faltermeier, Markus (Eds.):

The Praxis of Diversity Palgrave

Macmillan 2020: Link

 


Forthcoming Publication

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication:

 

Christoph Bartneck, Christoph Lütge, Alan R. Wagner, Sean Welsh:

Ethik in KI und Robotik

Hanser Fachbuch 2019: Link


Prof. Lütge at the German-Czech Innovation Conference on Artificial Intelligence

From October, 23-24, 2019 Prof. Lütge participated in the German-Czech Innovation Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Photo courtesy: Václav Bacovský


TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence officially opened

In attendance of Minister of State Dorothee Bär, Federal Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) officially opened the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence today. At the event the new institute's first research projects at the interface of ethics and artificial intelligence (AI) were presented – in areas ranging from AI in autonomous vehicles to regulatory issues.

TUM has been studying the complex interactions of science, technology and society since 2012 through the work of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), which was established under the 2012 Excellence Initiative. As part of the MCTS, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) will focus on ethical implications of artificial intelligence. The US company Facebook is supporting this TUM initiative by a 6.5 million euro donation not subject to any conditions or expectations.

At today's opening symposium for the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) at TUM, Dorothee Bär, the Federal Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs, said: “To some extent, machine learning algorithms are already playing a role in choosing the news articles we read. But the possible applications extend far beyond that, for example into such areas as medical diagnostics. These far-reaching technological changes raise many ethical issues. It is a good thing that TUM is getting involved in addressing these issues.”

Creating trustworthy AI

With the IEAI, TUM aims to combine its traditional strengths in science and technology fields with the humanities and social sciences, creating a force to shape the kind of AI technologies that will earn trust and acceptance in society. “As a technical university, we can effectively contribute to social progress only if we align our technological innovations with the values, needs and expectations of people,” said TUM president Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann. “This guiding principle of human-centered engineering permeates TUM's future agenda for research, innovation and the education of our students.” To that end, the IEAI will bring together talented researchers in medicine, natural sciences and engineering to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams with partners from the fields of social sciences and ethics. With total funding of approximately 2.3 million euros, TUM is now kicking off the first research projects:

  • Autonomous driving ethics
  • An AI-based medical ethical advisor system
  • Understanding the dynamics of hate speech and fake news
  • Personalized AI-based interventions against online norm violations
  • Trust in AI through meaningful regulation
  • AI for a human-centered Industry 4.0

 For further informaiton, please refer to the press statement of the TUM or the article of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.



Research Stay of Prof. Lütge at Harvard University

Prof. Lütge will be visiting researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in September 2019.

Lectures of Prof. Dr. Lütge

8.1. Munich Lecture by Prof. Lütge at the Munich Ethics Competence Center of the LMU

16.1. Eichstätt Lecture by Prof. Lütge at the KU Eichstätt

21.1. London Keynote by Prof. Lütge at the ITU Workshop on Explainable AI of the new Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD)

23.1 Passau Panel discussion at the University of Passau

31.1 Munich Cafe Luitpold: Salon Luitpold La Nuit des Idées: Life and AI - A contradiction? (with Prof. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, President of the Comité d'éthique du CNRS)

24.2. Oslo Lecture by Prof. Lütge at the BI Norwegian Business School

28.2. Tromsø Lecture by Prof. Lütge at Tromsø University

6-7.3. Tutzing Cooperation conference "Ethics in Artificial Intelligence" with the Academy for Political Education Tutzing

19.3. St. Gallen Keynote by Prof. Lütge at the St. Gallen Leadership Day



Just published:

Christoph Lütge

The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all.

Edward Elgar 2019 Linkhttp://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658140380

Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)

2019 The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Springer 2018: Link

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783658219956

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-33151-5